Tyrese Crushes on Janelle Monae, Pens Open Letter

Tyrese wore his heart on his sleeve yesterday when he declared his deep admiration for Janelle Monae.

After they performed at Stevie Wonder’s 65th birthday bash, he penned an open letter for the “Electric Lady” herself on his IG along with a picture of Ms. Monae… Ty got it bad!

Along with revealing that he likes her and what she stands for, he reveals he yearns for a deeper connection in which he wants to offer her  protection and guidance.

Tyrese wrote:

I’m in my grown man feelings tonight! – I hope you get the message – I’m a sucker for a naturally beautiful, God fearing woman who’s smart and authentic who’s strong and self sufficient – most guys out here will run fast and be intimidated with the idea of all the things I just mentioned about you… tonight I showed up to celebrate and and to be apart of one of the most special nights of my life as a singer Stevie Wonder turned 65 and I asked to sit in Janelle Monae section she blessed me and said of course and was I reminded of a feeling I’ve had before a few times before…. I often wonder what I can protect you from…. What I can help you with, what insight of information can I give to help further your goal and life’s intentions – is there anything I can do or say to support you and just just help you get ahead – I often wonder – sweet dreams – (((( I know a few girls who would feel like they deserve this post – )) I’m sure I’m gonna catch some heat for this post – I’m so sure ha! But I won’t delete it – cause I speak my truth….. And my truth won’t change………


After receiving digs and some backlash after being called “thirsty”, he went on to defend his choice to publicize his affections towards Monae. He reveals he chooses to express himself even MORE openly because he chhooses to live in the moment now after losing his good friend, actor Paul Walker.

“#ThinkingOutLoud Is this true? They say chivalry is dead, they say the days of men pursuing women are behind us, they say that speaking your heart or expressing your feelings privately or publicly has been diminished to being called “Thirst” I love it…… Truly I do!!!!!! Hahahahhahhaha!!!!!! It says nothing about me on any level!! It actually highlights and speaks to immaturity…… When the cup of blessings in and around your life and career has runith over and over and over again you couldn’t possibly be thirsty cause you’re never without- …… In this life I have learned that death isn’t beyond any of us…… It doesn’t matter what your net worth is or how fly, sexy or handsome any of us believe we are….: Since I lost my brother Paul Walker I’ve learned to love NOW, express my feelings, seek and address issues for the sake of clarity, do it TODAY cause its arrogant to believe that next week is promised…..: It’s also arrogant to believe the the next seconds of life belong to you… If you didn’t or haven’t heard it’s #GrownManSeason If you want it………. Push your pride and ego to the side and get it…. I’ll wait….. Nah… Not me”

Well! Now that his feelings are out of the bag, we await Janelle’s response…

Check out Ty and Janelle’s tribute to Stevie Wonder at the legend’s birthday celebration below: